Why locals love it?
The Promenade Plantée is a linear park spanning 4.7 kilometres built atop a disused railway line in the east of Paris. Starting from Bastille, the first part of the walkway is elevated on the Viaduc des Arts before crossing the Jardin de Reuilly. It finally goes down to ground level and through tunnels as you approach the eastern ring road.
Why you should visit it
The first of its kind in the world, Promenade Plantée was one of the inspirations for the High Line park in New York City. This tree-lined park gives you an elevated view of nice modern apartments and open spaces. Take a seat on one of the benches and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.
Access the western part from Bastille by walking down rue de Lyon to Avenue Daumesnil. Once you reach the viaduct on the left, take the staircase.